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List of famous film actors and actresses from Russia, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Russia has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Russian screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Russia and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

This list has a variety of film actors, like Fyodor Odinokov and Olga Gobzeva, in it.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Russian actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Russia?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Russia in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Russian film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Natalie Wood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
West Side Story, The Searchers, Rebel Without a Cause Natalie Wood was an American film and television actress best known for her screen roles in Miracle on 34th Street, Splendor in the Grass, Rebel Without a Cause, and West Side Story. After first ...more

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Svetlana Khodchenkova is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
The Wolverine, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Kilometer Zero Svetlana Khodchenkova is an actress.

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Gérard Depardieu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Life of Pi, The Man in the Iron Mask, Last Holiday Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu is a French actor, film-maker, businessman and vineyard owner. He is one of the most prolific character actors in film history, having completed ...more

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George Sanders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
The Jungle Book, All About Eve, Rebecca George Henry Sanders was an English film and television actor, singer-songwriter, music composer, and author. His career as an actor spanned more than 40 years. His upper-class English accent ...more

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Oleg Anofriyev is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Scarlet Sails, Tale of Time Lost, Back in the USSR Oleg Anofriev is an actor.

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Anastasia Zavorotnyuk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
The Apocalypse Code, Likhaya parochka, Mamy Anastasia Zavorotnyuk is an actress.

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Ekaterina Vasilyeva is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Lev Tolstoy, Bumbarash, All That Really Matters Ekaterina Vasileva is an actress.

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Mikhail Yefremov is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
The Irony of Fate 2, 12, Black Lightning Mikhail Olegovich Yefremov is a Russian film and stage actor, Meritorious Artist of Russian Federation. Mikhail is the son of People's Artist of the USSR Oleg Yefremov and Sovremennik Theatre ...more

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Suzanne Pleshette is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
The Birds, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, Support Your Local Gunfighter Suzanne Pleshette was an American actress and voice actress. After beginning her career in the theatre, she began appearing in films in the early 1960s, such as Rome Adventure and Alfred ...more

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Nikita Mikhalkov is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Burnt by the Sun, The Barber of Siberia, At Home Among Strangers Nikita Sergeyevich Mikhalkov is a Soviet and Russian filmmaker, actor, and head of the Russian Cinematographers' Union. Mikhalkov was born in Moscow into the distinguished, artistic Mikhalkov ...more

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Sergei Prokofiev is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor. As the creator of acknowledged masterpieces across numerous musical genres, he is regarded as one of the major ...more

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Leon Trotsky is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
The Russian Revolution, The Assassination of Trotsky, Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Leon Trotsky was a Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founder and first leader of the Red Army. Trotsky initially supported the Menshevik Internationalists faction of ...more

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Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaev... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
National Geographic Presents: Mystery of the Romanovs, The Revenge of the Romanovs , The Russian Revolution Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia was the second daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last monarch of Russia, and of Tsarina Alexandra. She was born at the Peterhof, Saint Petersburg. She ...more

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Nicholas II of Russia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty Nicholas II of Russia (Nikolai Aleksandrovich Romanov) (18 May[O.S. 6 May]1868 – 17 July[O.S. 4 July]1918) (Russian: Никола́й II, Nikolay II) was the last Emperor of Russia, King of Poland, and ...more

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Mikhail Boyarskiy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Taras Bulba, A Man from the Boulevard des Capucines, The Return of the Musketeers Mikhail Sergeevich Boyarsky is a Soviet Russian actor and singer. He is best known for playing swashbucklers in historical adventure films; the role of d'Artagnan in the 1978 Soviet adaptation ...more

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Anton Yelchin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Smurfs Anton Viktorovich Yelchin is an American film and television actor. He began performing in the late 1990s, appearing in several television roles and the Hollywood films Along Came a Spider and ...more

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Valeri Nikolayev is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
The Terminal, The Saint, U Turn Valery Valeryevich Nikolaev is a Russian actor. He performed in more than thirty films since 1977.

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Anatoly Kubatsky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Anatoly Kubatsky Jack Frost, Vechera na khutore bliz Dikanki, Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors Anatoli Kubatsky was an actor.

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Alexander Borisovich Belyavsky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
The Sum of All Fears, The Irony of Fate 2, The Irony of Fate Alexander Borisovich Belyavsky was a Soviet/Russian actor who appeared in more than one hundred films. Belyavsky was also the first presenter of the hugely popular TV Show The 13 Chairs Tavern. ...more

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Andrei Smirnov is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Elena, Idiot: Vol. 1, The Delegation Andrei Smirnov is a Russian actor and film director who is known for directing the films Angel, Belarus Station and Autumn. He was a member of the jury at the 38th Berlin International Film ...more

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Sergei Rachmaninoff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. Rachmaninoff is widely considered as one of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, one of the last ...more

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Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia was the eldest daughter of the last autocratic ruler of the Russian Empire, Emperor Nicholas II, and of Empress Alexandra of Russia. Because Russia ...more

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Yuri Stepanov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Yuri Stepanov Cargo 200, Artistka, Dead Man's Bluff Yuri Stepanov was a Russian film and theater actor, who worked at the Theater workshop of Piotr Fomenko. He was a winner of several theatrical awards and appeared in productions of the Piotr ...more

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Nikita is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Orgazmo, Tarzan X, Coming to Beverly Hills Nikita is a pornographic actress.

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Dave Apollon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Dave Apollon Merry Go Round of 1938 Dave Apollon was a Russian mandolin player. Today Dave Apollon is regarded as one of the most innovative and influential mandolinists of the Twentieth Century, whose more notable ...more

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Mikhail Shufutinsky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Mikhail Shufutinsky Moscow on the Hudson Mikhail Zakharovich Shufutinsky is a Russian pop singer, now a citizen of the United States. He is the pre-eminent current singer of Russian chanson music. Majoring in the accordion, Shufutinsky ...more

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Victoria Fyodorova is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
A Ballad of Love, Crime and Punishment, Strong with Spirit Victoria Fyodorova was a Russian-American actress and author. She was born shortly after World War II to U.S. Admiral Jackson Tate and Russian actress Zoya Fyodorova; the couple had had a brief ...more

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Yuri Mazurok is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Queen of Spades (Bolshoi Ballet) Yuri Antónovich Mazurók was a Russian operatic baritone of Ukrainian ethnicity. He sang leading roles with major opera houses internationally, including the Bolshoi Theatre, where ...more

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Anastasia Tsvetaeva is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Anastasia Tsvetaeva The Storm Gate, Call Me Genie Anastasiya Tsvetaeva is an actress.

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Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Alexei Nikolaevich of the House of Romanov, was the Tsesarevich and heir apparent to the throne of the Russian Empire. He was the youngest child and only son of Emperor Nicholas II and Empress ...more

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Maksim Matveev is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
The Inhabited Island, Hipsters, August Eighth Maksim Aleksandrovich Matveyev is a Russian actor.

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Leo Tolstoy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
A Simple Death Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, commonly referred to as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright and philosopher who primarily wrote novels and short ...more

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Leo Monosson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Leo Monosson The Song of Life Leo Monosson was a tenor singer born in Moscow, who found fame in Germany in the years 1928-1933. He spoke eleven languages and produced over 1400 records, one of his best-known being ...more

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Sergej Frolov is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Sergej Frolov Distant Lights, Yolki 2, Balakirev the Buffoon Sergej Frolov is an actor.

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Dmitri Dyuzhev is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Travelling with Pets, Burnt by the Sun 2, The Island Dmitri Petrovich Dyuzhev is a Russian film and stage actor, singer.

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Igor Stravinsky is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
La mémoire des anges, Firebird, Stravinsky: Petrouchka Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor. He is widely considered to be one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. Stravinsky's ...more

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
The Harvest of Sorrow, Dmitri Hvorostovsky: To Russia with Love, Gala Tribute to Tchaikovsky Dmitri Aleksandrovich Hvorostovsky PAR, is a Russian operatic baritone.

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Alexandra Lvovna Tolstaya is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Martin the Cobbler Alexandra Lvovna Tolstaya was the youngest daughter and secretary of the noted Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy. Although Alexandra Lvovna shared with her father the doctrine of non-violence, she ...more

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Yevgeni Tsyganov is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Mermaid, Newsmakers, Piter FM Yevgeni Tsyganov is an actor.

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Kseniya Rappoport is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Get Thee Out!, The Unknown Woman, The Double Hour Kseniya Aleksandrovna Rappoport is a Russian actress. She graduated in 2000 from Saint Petersburg Academy of Theatrical Arts and was immediately invited to join the Maly Drama Theatre. She ...more

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Grigori Aleksandrov is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Battleship Potemkin, 7-10 Split, Glumov's Diary Grigori Vasilyevich Aleksandrov or Alexandrov was a prominent Soviet film director who was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1947 and a Hero of Socialist Labor in 1973. He was awarded the ...more

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Gleb Aleinikov is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Someone was here, Ameriga, A Dream of an Oligarch Gleb Aleinikov is a film director, an actor and screenwriter.

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Lev Borisov is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Ballad of a Soldier, Destiny of a Man, White Feast Lev Ivanovich Borisov PAR was a Russian actor. Brother of Oleg Borisov. He was a People's Artist of Russia. Lev Borisov was buried at the Troyekurovskoye Cemetery.

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Olga Volkova is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Station for Two, A Cruel Romance, Ivanov Olga Vladimirovna Volkova is a Russian theatre and film actress. She began her career at the Bryantsev Youth Theatre in Leningrad. She performed in more than sixty films since 1968.

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Vladimir Zaitsev is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Vladimir Zaitsev The Barber of Siberia, Admiral, August Eighth Vladimir Zaitsev is an actor.

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Oleg Pogudin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Orlando Oleg Evgenevich Pogudin is an outstanding Russian singer, TV presenter, actor,"Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation" and "People's Artist of Russia " noted for his vocal ...more

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Artemy Troitsky is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Star Worms, Down House, Arie Art, Artem, Artemiy or Artemy Troitsky is a Russian journalist, music critic, concert promoter, broadcaster, and an academic who has taught classes on music journalism at Moscow State ...more

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Vasiliy Stepanov is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Vasiliy Stepanov The Inhabited Island Vasiliy Stepanov is an actor.

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Nikolai Dobrynin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Gromozeka, Svaty Nikolay Dobrynin is an actor.

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Eugenia Hirivskaya is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from Russia
Hipsters, The Geographer Drank His Globe Away Evgeniya Brik is an actress.